August 31, 2023

Creamy Basil Herb Dressing


Creamy basil herb dressing can be all I need during garden harvest season. I dip beans, cucumbers, peppers, and bread in it. adding a burst of flavor Here are some other uses for this garden fresh creamy basil dressing:

Creamy Basil Herb Dressing

Creamy Basil Herb Dressing

Yield: 2 cups

This fresh dressing is perfect with all the seasonal garden produce


  • 1 large cucumber roughly diced
  • 1 Tablespoon small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup basil roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped,
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste


    Blend the ingredients with an immersion blender or a blender


  1. Green Salads: 
  2. Caprese Salad: Drizzle the creamy basil dressing over a classic Caprese salad made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil 
  3. Pasta Salad: Toss the dressing with cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, olives, and other veggies to create a delicious cold pasta salad. 
  4. Potato Salad: Add a unique twist to traditional potato salad by using the creamy basil dressing instead of the usual mayo-based dressing. It adds a zesty and herby flavor to the dish.
  5. Grilled Vegetables: drizzle the dressing onto grilled vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers. 
  6. Chicken Salad: Combine shredded or diced cooked chicken with the dressing, and add some chopped vegetables like cucumber, bell pepper, and red onion. 
  7. Sandwiches and Wraps: Use the dressing as a spread in sandwiches and wraps. .
  8. Dip: Serve the dressing as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables or breadsticks.
  9. Tarter Sauce: Its creamy texture and herbal notes can be a delightful alternative to mayo heavy traditional tarter sauce
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